There are some things I miss about the midwest. Growing up there certainly gave me my chops in relation to inclement weather. Spring thunderstorms would rattle the house for hours--with lightning striking the fields all around the house, winds that would rip limbs from trees and push everything from your lawn into your neighbor's (repeat on down the line). Not to mention the watchful eye always kept torward the cast of the sky. When the greenish-yellow hue permated, you watched the sky for funnel clouds.
Once while having a family reunion in Sullivan, Indiana, a tornado went through the same city park where we were gathered.
You get used to it.
While I'm glad to live in an area free of flood, hurricane, tornado or tsunami, I do miss the thunderstorms.
But even I'd still be scared if I saw this:
Check out FloridaLightning.com for some awesome severe weather photography. (I just happened upon the site while looking for thunderstorm pics.)